Uplifting Queer and Trans Folks in our Yoga Spaces

Uplifting Queer and Trans Folks in our Yoga Spaces

Uplifting Queer and Trans Folks in our Yoga Spaces  NOVEMBER 16, 2020I recently was asked to write a short piece for Yoga Samachar, the US Iyengar Yoga Magazine published by IYNAUS, which recently moved from print to be an online publication. The original piece was more rambling, so this...

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Content and Connected, Even Amidst Change

Content and Connected, Even Amidst Change

Content and Connected, Even Amidst Change  MAY 14, 2020Sometimes amidst big changes, do you ever feel like you don’t belong, even in your own life?What IS it that helps us feel actually…. connected? Content amidst the waning and waxing of all that is unfolding?  In yoga, there’s a...

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IYNAUS Student Spotlight Interview

IYNAUS Student Spotlight Interview

IYNAUS Student Spotlight Interview  OCTOBER 2, 2019Dear friends, I recently had the honor and privilege of being interviewed by Anne Marie Schultz for the IYNAUS (Iyengar Yoga National Association of the US) Newsletter ‘Student Spotlight’ section. I enjoyed working on these questions during...

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Sequence from Yoga for Neck and Shoulders Workshop

Sequence from Yoga for Neck and Shoulders Workshop

Sequence from Yoga for Neck and Shoulders Workshop  JULY 10, 2018I was amazed -shocked even- to see one of my students, who has come to class regularly with me for years, after Sunday’s Neck and Shoulder workshop. She has a very bright and loving spirit, and also like many elders, has a deep...

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Queerness, Identity Politics, and Patanjali’s Four Fold Remedy

Queerness, Identity Politics, and Patanjali’s Four Fold Remedy

Queerness, Identity Politics, and Patanjali’s Four Fold Remedy  JULY 5, 2018June 2018. Pride Month, which as usual delivered deeply nutritious community connection, witnessing, and remembrance of the roots of gay liberation and vitalization for the work ahead, as well as reminded me of the...

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Saucha: Purifying Our Minds of Systemic Oppression

Saucha: Purifying Our Minds of Systemic Oppression

Saucha: Purifying Our Minds of Systemic Oppression  APRIL 13, 2018The first niyama Patanjali gives, which could be viewed as foundational the other niyamas, is saucha which means purity or cleanliness. Where the first limb of Patanjali’s eight limb system, yama, directs the sadhaka in...

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Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Decolonizing Yoga

Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Decolonizing Yoga

Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Decolonizing Yoga  FEBRUARY 11, 2018The following is a piece is inspired by the work I’m exploring in both the Albuquerque Waking up to Whiteness course and Denver Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training. In contemplating my embodied experience of the definitions BKS Iyengar...

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